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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is becoming a reality. Victoria is on the case.

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Is Malcolm Turnbull's solar + storage array enough to go off-grid?

Is Malcolm Turnbull’s solar + storage array enough to go off-grid?

The PM has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more of both to go off grid. But would it be enough for the average household?

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Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Combining PV with a storage solution, homeowners gain from a variety of possibilities and benefits. However, it is important to know how to select the right kind of storage solution..

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Why battery storage doesn’t pay without rooftop solar

Why battery storage doesn’t pay without rooftop solar

There’s plenty of early adopters out there who will buy battery storage regardless of the return on investment, because early adopters like the technology and the independence it offers.

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Tesla explains why EVs selling electricity to grid not as good as it sounds

Tesla explains why EVs selling electricity to grid not as good as it sounds

Tesla says it doesn’t make economic sense for EVs to send electricity back to the grid, but concedes that “dynamic charging” of EVs at times convenient to the grid is coming.

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Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

A subculture of Tesla Model S drivers is discovering the joys, and tribulations, of converting their $US145,000 Model S into a very fancy tent.

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Origin signs first offtake agreement with Degrussa solar and storage plant

Origin signs first offtake agreement with Degrussa solar and storage plant

Origin signs offtake for hybrid solar and storage plant at Degrussa mine – its third solar contract, as it seeks bidders for massive Stockyard Hill wind farm.

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A 10-step guide to going off grid - from your utility

A 10-step guide to going off grid – from your utility

Ergon Energy provides guide to households considering using solar and battery storage to quit the grid. It says it doesn’t want to scare customers into staying with them, but there are 10 things people should consider first.

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WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

First big solar and storage plant fires up at WA copper mine, and other miners are keen to follow suit to reduce crippling cost of diesel.

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Hydro Tas to deliver off-grid renewables solution for Coober Pedy

Hydro Tas to deliver off-grid renewables solution for Coober Pedy

Hydro Tasmania technology used to make King Island 60% renewable will be applied at the off-grid SA mining town of Coober Pedy.